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The Politics of English Conflict, Competition, Co-existence

Hewings, Ann and Tagg, Caroline eds. (2012). The Politics of English Conflict, Competition, Co-existence. Worlds of English. Abingdon: Routledge in association with the Open University.

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Abstract

This book takes as its starting point the understanding that all language use is political in nature. That is, language is not a neutral medium of communication, but plays a significant role in the negotiiation of power relations - relations of conflict, competition and cooperation - between individuals and between communities. It is the primary means by which power relations are organsed and reinforced, as evidenced at state level by the writing and enactment of national policies and laws, and at the individual level in the the myriad ways in which people relate to others in their everyday interactions. In other words, the management of polictial, diplomatic and social relations requires or uses language.

Item Type: Edited Book
Copyright Holders: 2012 The Open University
ISBN: 0-415-67424-7, 978-0-415-67424-9
Keywords: English language; linguistics; communication studies; politics
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Languages and Applied Linguistics > English Language & Applied Linguistics
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Languages and Applied Linguistics
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Language & Literacies
Item ID: 36159
Depositing User: Ann Hewings
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2013 09:38
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 10:12
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/36159
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